Bold, brutal, and beautiful -- a must-read fantasy full of fierce sisterhood, action, and political intrigue for fans of The Selection series, Caraval, and The Handmaid's Tale.
Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace -- someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It's her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But when Nomi catches the Heir's eye instead, Serina is the one who takes the fall for the dangerous secret her sister has been hiding.
Trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one option: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to save Serina. But this is easier said than done . . . a traitor walks the halls of the palazzo, and deception lurks in every corner.
Meanwhile Serina is running out of time. Imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive, surrounded by women stronger than she is, one wrong move could cost her everything. There is no room for weakness on Mount Ruin, especially weaknesses of the heart.
Thrilling and captivating, Grace and Fury is a story of fierce sisterhood, and of survival in a world that's determined to break you.
Serina Tessaro has trained her entire life to be a Grace, chosen by the heir to the throne of Viridia to be held as "the highest standard of beauty, elegance, and obedience. What all little girls were meant to aspire to." Her sister Nomi, two years younger, has reluctantly trained to be her handmaiden. Being selected as a Grace is the only way Serina and Nomi can escape a life of drudgery. Shockingly, Nomi is chosen as a Grace, leaving Serina to take the fall for Nomi's thievery from the palace library. Desperate to find allies and locate Serina, Nomi uncovers a little-known truth about the history of their world and its subjugation of women. Meanwhile, Serina must find a way to survive Mount Ruin, a dangerous prison where women are forced to compete in death matches. Though Banghart's debut may seem familiar, she breathes new life into this feminist story of oppression and resistance. The sisters, whose personalities seem predictable at first, shift and grow, adding depth to each character. Fans of Keira Cass and Marie Rutkoski will be drawn to this absorbing story and left eager for another installment. Ages 14 up.
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The next best thing after Red Queen
This was a really good book...I mean seriously download it now...I’m sad that I’ve read it already and it seems like this is the first in a series...so it’ll be next year when I can read the next book...I love the story the setting the twists...I overall just love the book...I was so sad to see the Red Queen series end but now I’ve found my new soon to be series I’m hooked on now...I recommend this book the characters are really good and love the evolution of the sisterly bond...whereas they weren’t exactly seeing eye to eye but the situations that each sister is put in helps them understand the other better...and it doesn’t end in those I’m gonna lose it and rip out all my hair cliff hangers...good book good book...👍🏾👏🏽